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America's First Auto Race: Chicago to Evanston

NASCAR, IndyCar, motocross—America loves its motorsports. Every year, millions of Americans gather to watch daredevil drivers push metal steeds to their limits.It’s a tradition that began...

Chicago Theatre Week

In a city like Chicago, you're bound to find something for everyone — the sports nuts, the foodies, the history buffs. For the performance art-loving group,...

Chicago Distilling Company

Meet Chicago’s DiPrizio family - Noelle, Jay and Vic. Entrepreneurs, whiskey enthusiasts, and heirs to a trove of family recipes, cooked long ago in copper stills...

American Architecture Begins with Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park and Chicago

 By Andrea Brown, Frank Lloyd Wright TrustFrank Lloyd Wright spent the first 20 years of his career living and working in the Chicago area. It was...

The Time They Lifted Chicago Fourteen Feet

Walking down the magnificent streets of downtown Chicago, towering skyscrapers on all sides of you, you probably couldn’t guess the incredible scheme the city carried out...

Art Design Chicago

Chicago is well known for its baseball, deep-dish pizza and, of course, spectacular architecture. Many are also aware of the world-class Art Institute of Chicago and...

The Chicago Bears and History’s Biggest NFL Victory

It’s hard to pick the Chicago Bears’ finest moment. For nearly a century, the team has occupied a special place in the Chicago psyche (“’Da Bears!”...

Art Smith's Chicago

While shivering through his first Chicago winter, celebrity chef and Florida native Art Smith remembers the advice a local friend gave him. “He said, ‘Just imagine that...

What to Do While Attending Bears Training Camp

The Bears are back.The Illinois. Are You Up For Amazing? Chicago Bears Training Camp has returned to its preseason training facility on the campus of Olivet...

Hike, Bike, Climb, Paddle Chicago

Chicago has beautiful natural features, but one thing it doesn’t have: elevation. Illinois ranks as one of the flattest states in the U.S. But, that smooth...

Pride of Chicago

Hot HangoutsBoystownA Legacy Walk of rainbow-color totems with plaques honoring LGBTQ rights advocates lines the main thoroughfare of this anchor to Chicago’s gay scene. It’s also...

5 Lesser-Known Chicago Museums You Need to Explore

Most people are already familiar with Chicago’s must-see museums: the Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Shedd Aquarium,...

Chicago’s Best Bars for Whiskey Lovers

Like towns all over Illinois, Chicago is full of great bars and nightclubs, but if you're anything like me, nothing beats a glass of that smooth,...

Chicago Marathon: Best Brunch Spots

Maybe you’re a seasoned runner looking to cross the line in time for some late morning protein. Or perhaps you’re a spectator supporting them (and wanting...

Road Tripping from Galena to Chicago

Kristin Bienert, Midwest Living editor, discovers great shopping and inspiring heritage in Galena, along the Rock River and in Chicago’s entertaining suburbs, including Geneva, St. Charles...

Hometown Pride

We asked leaders in Chicago’s LGBTQ community about their favorite things to do during the summer—and loved their insider tips and neighborhood know-how.One mentioned the 48th...